Central Ohio Transit Authority
  • 22-Feb-2018 to 27-Apr-2018 (EST)
  • Engineering
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • $51,938 - $67,519 (minimum to midpoint)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

COTA offers competitive benefits including: Medical/RX, Vision, Dental, Supplemental Insurance, Life Insurance, Employee Discounts, Employee Bus Pass; Wellness Initiatives, Tuition Reimbursement, as well as Retirement through OPERS/Deferred Compensation.


Performs responsible supervisory work in the development of a comprehensive training program for maintenance personnel (technicians and supervisors). Develops, plans, directs, schedules, instructs, demonstrates, and trains employees in technical and non-technical aspects of vehicle and equipment maintenance. Develops joint partnerships with local agencies to enhance vehicle maintenance programs, technologies, and education.


  • Provides "classroom" and "hands-on" on-the-job training in the theory and practical applications of repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electromechanical devices, microprocessor components, and mechanical systems. Trains COTA maintenance personnel in all aspects of bus maintenance and service and repair of bus systems; sub-systems, and components. (Diesel engine, transmission, other major component overall as well as engine tuning), etc.;
  • Prepares and conducts competency evaluations, assessments, and remedial training programs. Develops and trains personnel with new and updated materials or procedures; Develops and implements training manuals, lesson plans, curriculum, training schedules, procedures, certification programs, and vehicle maintenance technical library. Develops alternative training modules that allow for on-line training and other options to accommodate a 24/7 vehicle maintenance work site;
  • Works with the Quality Assurance team to develop standards, conduct and monitor employee performance in accordance with authority standards and/or other training. Works closely with Vehicle Maintenance supervisors to ascertain current and future training needs;
  • Develops and maintains database of employee training records, departmental training data, and the vehicle maintenance technical library. Monitors and tests progress of trainees and prepares statistical reports evaluating competency and performance. Records completed work assignments; maintains records and prepares comprehensive reports;
  • Coordinates training provided by OEM and component manufacturers; monitors quantity and quality of the training;
  • Regular, predictable and punctual attendance required.
  • Supervises and provides leadership for his/her staff.  Hires, trains, develop, and appraise staff effectively. Ensures the Authority meets its EEO responsibilities by assisting in identifying problem areas, participating in local minority organizations, participating in review of complaints alleging discrimination, and supporting career counseling for employees. Takes corrective action as necessary, on a timely basis, and in accordance with policy; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires an Associate's Degree in diesel mechanics, heavy equipment repair or related field and four (4) years of maintenance training experience is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in business or public administration.
  • 608, 609 EPA license; CNG fuel system inspector license; Allison transmissions EP-40 Hybrid electrical certification; Cummins engine certification on Diesel and CNG engines; and Basic electrical certification for automotive or diesel required. ASE Master Certification preferred.


  • Knowledge of standard maintenance practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the MS Office (or similar) package, including but not limited to Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
  • Skills in verbal and written communication;
  • Skills in human relations;
  • Ability to develop training curriculum, materials, manuals, etc.; and
  • Ability to learn and implement provisions of COTA's bargaining agreement with TWU, Local 208.

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